The OptiHealth Pledge
Now that you know what the OptiHealth Lifestyle is all about,
are you ready to commit to creating a culture of optimal health
for yourself, your family, and your community?
As a ____________:
Mark all that apply.
I understand that:
Our society is increasingly burdened by chronic diseases, most of which can be prevented or minimized through a healthy lifestyle.
My role within this society of rampant unhealthy behaviors is to help restore, maintain, and enhance the health and well being of others by offering hope, guidance, and support.
My lifestyle reflects my values and priorities, establishes my credibility, and affects the quality and effectiveness of the care that I provide.
Therefore, my position and role calls me to live a healthy lifestyle that is consistent with the advice that I give.
Mark the statements with which you agree.
Thus, for the sake of my health, as well as the health of my family, friends, and community, I promise to work towards the following optimal lifestyle ideals:
I will engage in regular physical activity.
I will get an adequate amount of restful sleep each night.
I will consume a nutritious, whole-food, plant-based diet.
I will achieve and maintain a healthy weight.
I will refrain from the use of harmful substances.
I will spend time outdoors enjoying recreational activities.
I will listen attentively and express my thoughts appropriately.
I will develop my mental skills and maintain emotional balance.
I will identify my negative feelings and accept life’s challenges.
I will diminish my personal stressors and resolve conflicts.
I will trust God to lead me through this personal, transformation process.
I will acknowledge my progress and celebrate my victories.
I will encourage my family and friends to develop healthier lifestyles, as well.
I will work as a partner with others in these efforts.
I will also do what I can to promote healthy lifestyles in my community.
I will respect and try to understand the health beliefs of others.
I will guard myself from potential prejudices against others, considering the complex dynamics of unhealthy behaviors.
Mark the optimal lifestyle ideals that you are willing to start or continue working towards.
Recognizing that Therapeutic Lifestyle Change takes time
and effort, I make this pledge freely upon my honor and
for the benefit of everyone that I may influence.
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Creating a Culture of Optimal Health